“This election is not only a repudiation of Obama, but also the Clintons, and what the people are seeing is there is no difference between the Clinton Democrats and the Obama Democrats.”
So goes Rand Paul (paraphrasing here) upon the victory of Mitch McConnell in particular, and Republicans in general, posturing himself with the right now considered “inevitable” (but who knows?) Democratic nomination of Hillary Clinton and his sights on the Republican nomination.
“Rand Paul,” asks the NBC News guy, “today your father tweeted… ‘Republicans have Senate means NeoCon Win means NeoCon War means Boots on the Ground.” (again, paraphrase, but you get the idea). The caveat of “You don’t speak for your father, but –” and then the issue of Republican foreign policy splits and “What do you see as the Republican Brand moving forward?” (Brand… take a swig of your favorite alcoholic beverage when political pundits bring up party branding.)
“The Republican Party will be reaching out and attracting people with earrings and without earrings, with tattoos and without tattoos.”
Rand Paul, picking up the mantle form his father — and tilling the same following he picked up from his father back when he was tilling the same media sphere — you know, pre-Senate nomination… Alex Jones and the like… and dodging the question as the Republicans move forward to align behind… oh… Jeb Bush?